On Saturday, September 23, 2023, dogs that are specially trained to alert on bed bugs and their handlers swept through Martha Puckett Middle School. The process took several hours and after searching the entire facility, only one adult bed bug was discovered in a storage room. No eggs or nymphs were found. Out of an abundance of caution, that space was thoroughly treated by pest control technicians. In addition, five spaces where bugs had previously been spotted were heat-treated with temperatures in the 120-degree to 140-degree range. School and system officials are confident that the measures that were taken over the weekend, combined with the efforts of our pest control company and school custodial staff, have addressed the pest control issue appropriately. School system officials will continue to closely monitor the situation and respond appropriately as needed. We are excited to welcome all students and staff back to campus.
Updated Information on Situation at MPMS
SEP 25, 2023